Tehran (ISNA) – Referring to the high importance of the oil and petrochemical industries for the country, Iran’s President said, “In the eleventh and twelfth governments, unique and valuable work has been done in the field of developing the oil and petrochemical industries, and this is one of the honours of this government.”
Speaking on Monday in the 53rd session of ‘Prudence and Hope for Surge in Production’ campaign, President Hassan Rouhani said, “In the history of the country, most of the annual budget is provided by oil, while in the year 1399 (2020-2021), this government managed the country with the least reliance on oil”.
He continued, “Reducing the budget’s reliance on oil is the right thing to do, but we should never forget the oil industry”.
Referring to the unique actions of the government of prudence and hope in the field of oil and gas and increasing the amount of gas production from 600 million cubic meters per day to 1 billion cubic meters in this government, Dr. Rouhani said, “Some people think that the achievement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the realization of the rights of the Iranian nation”
“Of course, because of the greatness of the nuclear deal, the world conspired to break it, and in this way Trump became the executor of the Zionist regime and regional reactionaries’ conspiracies,” said Rouhani.
The President continued, “JCPOA also helped us use common resources and we were able to use this common field in the South Pars region and the joint field with Qatar and even a little further”.
Referring to the government’s actions to exploit the joint Iran-Iraq field in western Karun and to increase the exploitation of this field by 5 times in the government, the President said, “With the investments and efforts of this government, the lost rights of the people in these fields were realized”.
Dr. Rouhani also mentioned the government’s actions and pursuits in foreign courts to return thousands of our country’s cultural relics and monuments as another example of the government’s actions to realize the rights of the Iranian people.
The President also referred to the inauguration of the Azar Oil Field development project in the government, which was done in two stages in 2016 and 2020, and added, “At the beginning of the government’s term, Iran’s use of this field was zero, but until the end of 2016, we have reached 30,000 barrels and with the inauguration today, 65,000 barrels of oil will be exploited from this field, and it is a matter of pride that this project was inaugurated by Iranian engineers, youth and workers, and we did not use foreign engineers”.
Emphasizing that everything we have achieved is because of the will, faith and endurance of the nation, the President said, “I am convinced that the world and America have to kneel before the great Iranian nation and lift sanctions”.
Dr. Rouhani described the defeat of the maximum pressure and the overthrow of the previous US president as a victory for the great nation of Iran, saying, “That butcher and murderer was overthrown and the new US administration has admitted four times that the maximum pressure of the previous administration was wrong”.
The President continued, “This is the greatest success in history, because of the resistance of the Iranian people, they admitted that the pressure and sanctions have not yielded any results”.
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